05:46 GMT26 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An unnamed man was killed by police in Western Australia after attacking several people with a knife in a shopping mall in the city of South Hedland, the regional police department said on Friday.

    According to a witness, as cited by local media, the attacker first stabbed one person in the parking lot of a nearby McDonald's, then another one in the parking lot of the South Hedland mall, and then several people inside the mall, including a woman with a baby carriage.

    Another witness was quoted by North West Telegraph as saying that law enforcement first attempted to stop the attacker by a stun gun, but "shot him when the taser didn’t work."

    Police said the circumstances surrounding the shooting would be investigated "as per normal protocols."

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